Olivia is currently a casual Research Assistant working with the CHILD, RESOLVE, and ATTACH study teams. Simultaneously, she is a graduate student at the University of Calgary, completing her Masters of Arts in the interdisciplinary stream of Biological Anthropology. Olivia’s thesis research seeks to examine the potential protective benefits of low serum iron against infectious diseases, such as sepsis and strep throat, commonly found in Calgary, AB, Canada. She hopes to further pursue the effects of stressors on physiological homeostasis, with a potential focus on child growth and development. In her spare time she enjoys reading non-academic books, going to the gym, and playing the occasional videogame.